4 items from 2015
Sydney filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett's first film Observance has been making serious waves since premiering at Fantasia this year. The extremely low-budget film shot in 11 days is already attracting big name distribution opportunities in the Us and its filmmaker drawing the interest of the likes of Brandon Cronenberg.
The first trailer for the film is here and it looks as gorgeously shot as it does spookifying.
In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surv [Continued ...] »
Quenching his need for auteur-driven material, after recent gigs with Brady Corbet and James Gray, Robert Pattinson becomes the first player to join the Safdie Bros.’s thrilling new gun powder friendly title. Steeped in the exploitation film subgenre of neo-grindhouse, Good Time will be produced by Elara Pictures’ Sebastian Bear-McClard (currently batting 1000 with his first cred being Heaven Knows What). Further casting announcements could arrive shortly as the project is reeved up for international sales at the upcoming edition for Tiff.
Do We Care?: Heaven Knows What played extremely well with the Ioncinema team — our Jordan M. »
- Eric Lavallee
We don't post a lot of music video in these pages but we have been known to make an exception from time to time and hat is very much the case for Jooj, the current musical act for frequent John Cameron Mitchell collaborator, director in her own right and fixture on the Canadian arts scene Sook-yin Lee, who partners up with musician Adam Litovitz in this particular endeavor.We posted the first music video from the duo's debut album just a little while back - that particular effort helmed by Brandon Cronenberg - and they're back now with a second effort, this one directed by Yuula Benivolski. Check it out below!...
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In Brandon Cronenberg’s directorial debut, Antiviral – two competing companies in the thriving field of celebrity disease transfusions make it their business to harvest viruses from famous people and infect customers with clones of that virus, so they have, in essence, fallen ill from their favourite celebrity. If that wasn’t enough to send shivers down your spine, there’s also a black market for meat formed out of cloned celebrity muscle cells. Antiviral is a satire of celebrity fandom – a cold and clinical look at consumerism, modern technology, and the stuff that is making us a little less human. This isn’t much of a horror film, but it does conclude with an abrupt piece of ghoulishly vampiric symbolism. Now Cronenberg and Dp Karim Hussain have teamed up once again to direct the music video for “Shoulder and Whispers,” which looks like the pilot episode of a Canadian version of American Horror Story. »
4 items from 2015
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